Nigerians have been reacting to the well publicised national show of shame, involving President Muhammadu Buhari, which took the form of a macabre dance on Friday, November 2, 2018. A man who purports to be an official of the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, presented an attestation to the President.
One of the reactions worthy of attention was one from Usman Abdullahi, a male from the North, who brandished the original copy of the attestation he received from WAEC.
Comparing both attestations, we discovered that Usman Abdullahi’s attestation contained an original certificate number which was gotten from his record with them. It was exactly same with the one on the original result/certificate first issued to him.
On the other hand, the one presented to Muhammadu Buhari on Friday had no original certificate number. The place bearing original certificate number carries “N/A”.
All attestations from WAEC are supposed to contain a reference (in the form of original certificate number) to the original results/certificates released earlier; without which no attestation should be issued.
WAEC has said in the past that they do not have a record of Buhari sitting for the West Africa School Certificate examination.
Consequent upon the above it can be safe to say that the WAEC attestation presented to Buhari was forged and he risks jail for forgery, perjury and conspiracy if he doesn’t denounce it; and so does the Deputy Registrar (Nigeria) of WAEC.